Memphis Made News:

News, thoughts, and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing Co.

We're Going to Jackson

After almost eight years of Shelby County being the only place in Tennessee to get Memphis Made Brewing Co. beer, we’re heading eastward.

We’ve signed a deal with DET Distributing Co. and they have started carrying our beer throughout West Tennessee, from Fayette County all the way to Jackson.

This move is part of our gradual expansion plan.

We opened in October 2013 and self-distributed for years, meaning the only place you could get our beer was in Shelby County.

We started distributing in North Mississippi in 2020 through Clark Beverage Group, extending down to Starkville.

This new expansion grows our footprint in the Volunteer State.

This new territory will include Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, and Tipton Counties.


Lighter Beers for the Warming Weather

With summer right around the corner, we’ve decided to release some lighter beers to help your transition into warm weather drinking.

Look for HUG and Soulful Ginger on tap and in cans at our taproom and around Shelby County bars and restaurants starting this week.

They should be in North Mississippi and West Tennessee in a few weeks.

HUG is a smooth wheat ale with late addition hops that clocks in at 5.4 percent ABV.

We developed this beer last year during the pandemic, when we had a hard time remembering the sweet embrace of a good HUG. 

Soulful Ginger is a golden saison brewed with candied ginger and peppercorns.

The ginger gives it a unique sweetness and spiciness. 

This light and refreshing beer, with an ABV of 6.2 percent, goes well with many Asian dishes.


Spring into Kitten Nap

Spring is here so it’s time for a new seasonal beer.

Kitten Nap, our spring seasonal, has all the flavor you want in a session IPA, but with ABV of 4.8 percent, you can spend the day with it.  

Brewed with Calypso and Lemondrop hops, this light golden beer has a fruity and citrusy aroma with a crisp, tropical fruit flavor.  

This beer will be available in cans and on tap around town and in the taproom through June.

We’re also working on another seasonal, Soulful Ginger, which should be out in a few weeks. 

Keep an eye out for these and other limited edition releases in the future as fermenter space becomes available.


New Versions of Old Favorites

After the year that was 2020, we all deserve a bit of a reset.

We thought that should extend to beer as well, so we've put a new spin on some old favorites, RockBone and Huggy Bear.

These two beers will be part of an ongoing Version 2.021 series.

RockBone Version 2.021 is the first time we've canned this particular India Pale Ale.

This iteration is a bit different, however.

We used Lemondrop hops for a bright citrus aroma and flavor. This unfiltered beer is lighter and fruitier than than original from years past.

Huggy Bear 2.021 is a bigger version of last year's model.

In 2020, this brown ale with honey malt was 5 percent ABV. 

This time, we've bumped it up to 6.4 percent to give you more of what you loved in the first one: a sweet, malty backbone and a nice chocolate finish.

Look for these beers in the taproom and around town.

What's Alt is New Again

After a long week of winter weather, we could all use some good news.

We’re doing our part by releasing yet another beer for 2021, this one for the first time in cans.

We've got a new take on an old beer tradition with Red Handed, an amber ale with origins in the German alt style.

This 5.5 percent beer follows Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law saying beer can only have water, barley, hops and yeast) until we added a little chicory.

"Alt" is German for "old,” a nod to its ancient origins. This is a malty beer with a bit of hops at the end to give it balance. It pairs well with roast beef, chicken or lamb. Cheers!